The emerging design concept for 172 Sauchiehall Street involves the erection of a mixed use development incorporating student accommodation, potentially other residential uses, commercial and amenity uses.

The proposals seek to deliver a vibrant mixed use development on this prominent site in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.

Student Accommodation

The upper levels of the Former M&S building would have student and potentially other residential accommodation for around 500 residents, complemented by a spacious rooftop terrace and garden: bringing Fusion Students’ unique “student-hotel life” concept to the city’s growing student population. 

Commercial Use

The proposals would see the creation of a large unit for commercial use, to maintain activity at street level, ensuring occupancy and contributing to the dynamism of this prominent site on one of Glasgow’s main thoroughfares.

Public Access

The recreation of the former Wellington Arcade will provide a publicly accessible connection between Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street – delivering permeability through one of the city’s main arteries and creating a new internal environment full of active uses.